Scale Aircraft Modeling, Vol. 36, Issue 8

Published: October 13th, 2014     
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Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Company: Scale Aircraft Modelling
Price: $7.23
Product / Stock #: Volume 36, Issue 8

Each issue of Scale Aircraft Modeling has the same basic design and format. That's not a bad thing as it is jam packed with superb aircraft builds and tips. In this issue, there are four feature articles, an Aviation in Profile piece, and five Compact Build Reviews.

The Feature articles for this issue starts with Jay Laverty's build review of the KittyHawk Models 1/48th scale F-101A/C. natural metal finishes are tough but Mr. Laverty does justice to the kit!  There are great tips about working with photoetch and preparing for the metal finish as well as using Alclad. This really hit home with me as I am almost done with the IPMS review kit of this aircraft.

Next up is Mr. Laverty's build of the hot new Airfix 1/24th Scale Typhoon. This is a large kit and will be built in multiple parts. In this issue, the cockpit and wing spars are assembled and look fantastic.

Next up, Yoav Efrati builds Kinetic Models 1/48 Fouga Magister and converts it to  the Israeli Tzokit. The details of the conversion are inside and this article alone convinced me I need to get this kit (I want to do an Irish version). The white finish is superb by the way.

Lastly for features, Nino Gakovic takes Special Hobbies 1/48 He115B on floats and does a phenomenal job of building and finishing the kit and then shows an excellent way to show it off by adding a pier and water diorama base for it.

The Aviation in Profile article covers the F-101 Voodoo in many of its configurations.  There are 18 color profiles included. There is also several pages of photo details that are excellent also.

As is the case in each issue of SAM, there are a number of Compact Build Reviews.

  • Jay Laverty continuing build of the 1/12 scale Spitfire. This edition deals with detailing the cockpit.
  • Seb Videc builds Great Wall Hobbies 1/144 BAC Eagle
  • Aurelio Reale builds Eduard's 1/72 Bf100G-2
  • Neil Pinchbeck builds Micro Models 1/48 Yakolev UT-1. This is a great build of a unique aircraft

In addition, there are numerous notes, new kit announcements, and other modeling related items. As always, SAM is highly recommended for its content and excellent reference information.

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Modelling and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this issue.

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